- a flat, curved stick that can be thrown so that it will return to a point near the thrower: it is used as a weapon by Australian Aborigines
- something that goes contrary to expectations and results in disadvantage or harm to the person doing or saying it
Origin of boomerang; from name in a language of Australia
- A flat, curved, usually wooden missile configured so that when hurled it returns to the thrower.
- A statement or course of action that backfires.
intransitive verbboo·mer·anged, boo·mer·ang·ing, boo·mer·angs
Origin of boomerangDharuk bumariny.
traditional V-shaped model
- A flat curved airfoil, that spins about an axis perpendicular to the direction of flight, that was originally used in various parts of the world as hunting weapons or, in returnable types, for sports or training.
(third-person singular simple present boomerangs, present participle boomeranging, simple past and past participle boomeranged)
From Dharug bumariny.
boomerang - Computer Definition
Introduced in 2016, Boomerang is a mobile app from Instagram that takes a one-second video and plays it forward and backward in a continuous loop. A boomerang is a weapon from Australia that was created thousands of years ago for hunting. Its wide-U shape causes it to return to the thrower. See Instagram and Hyperlapse.